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Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

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Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

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Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam

A classic afternoon tea would be unthinkable for many without scones, traditionally served split, spread with strawberry jam and topped with clotted cream – especially in the West Country, where clotted cream traditionally comes from. Present-day health concerns mean that clotted cream receives a pretty bad press these days: it is high-fat double cream that has been cooked to just below boiling point, concentrating its fat content, and causing it to develop a yellowish crust as it cools. And it’s delicious. Would you care to share your scone recipes with us? And help us to answer the eternally vexed question as to whether ‘scone’ rhymes with ‘John’ or ‘stone’? And do you put the jam or the cream on first?

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It is the main component of a traditional English afternoon tea. Enjoyed on a summer's day in the garden or in winter by the log fire.


Scones with cream and jam are so good. I am actually going to make them right now and have it with tea, YUMMY!

Scones, Devonshire cream, strawberry preserve, tea made with English milk... Only available in England. Impossible to faithfully reproduce anywhere else.
Peter Jones

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